The scheme is compulsory for employers.

The Corporation pursues compliance through educating and assisting employers to meet their legal obligations. Penalties are considered only as a last resort.

Nevertheless, the Building and Construction Industry Long Service Payments Act 1986 provides for substantial penalties for EACH non-compliance. Some of the offences under the Act, and the maximum penalties, are as follows.

  • Failure to register a worker - $2,200.00
  • Failure to lodge a Start Notice or End Notice - $2,200.00
  • Failure to notify the Corporation prior to paying long service leave to an employee - $2,200.00
  • Failure to comply with a Notice to produce books and records - $5,500.00
  • Make false or misleading statements - $5,500.00

The Corporation's Inspectors are authorised to audit books and records to check that employers are meeting their obligations under the scheme.

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